By Gayle Callen
May perhaps she be the brazen woman who posed for the scandalous portrait? girl Elizabeth Cabot is not any longer the reckless lady she as soon as used to be. Now the darling of the ton, she is decided to place her earlier at the back of her. yet who might have imagined that one conceited act may throw her complete global into chaos . . . and strength her towards a loveless marriage? In desperation, she ways her youth buddy, Peter Derby, with a bold plan. Peter nonetheless recalls the wild and lively lady who had stolen his middle. yet may perhaps the rumors be precise: is she the version for the scandalous portray striking in London's such a lot specific gentlemen's membership? If Peter concurs to pose as her fianc?, Elizabeth has promised to bare the full fact. yet Peter has his personal principles approximately this sham "engagement" to the beautiful attractiveness who is continuously been simply out of his reach—and he is prepared to incite another scandal to make her center really his.
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Another gentleman—if you can use that word—whispered it to me. ” It was exactly the same reasoning Peter had used. She tried once more to bluff her way out of the accusation. “Again, I don’t know—” “Stop, Elizabeth. ” This explained Lord Dekker’s belief that he could be alone with her on a P a g e | 41 terrace and she wouldn’t protest. If more people found out, she’d be ruined, her family’s name disgraced. ” She took a shaky breath, not certain what he was saying. “I can ensure that the rumors go no further, that Madingley never needs to know the truth of his sister .
He’d always been the one who rescued her, who hid her secrets—and now she was asking for that again. She stared at her hands where they rested on his chest. He rubbed her fingers gently with his palms, wanting to warm her, to ease her. Again she pulled away, and this time he allowed it. ” She didn’t quite meet his eyes. “I understand how it will affect me, what I’ll have to do. But it’s temporary, and it will not affect my family. But you—how will it affect you? ” I once lied to yours, he thought, then submerged his uneasiness.
You’re going to tell your mother we’re engaged? Your brother? All of your friends? ” Stubborn, she seemed determined not to confide in him. But did she not realize that if he agreed to her insane plan, they would be forced to be closer than ever? Certainly then he could find out the truth, help her somehow. He’d always been the one who rescued her, who hid her secrets—and now she was asking for that again. She stared at her hands where they rested on his chest. He rubbed her fingers gently with his palms, wanting to warm her, to ease her.